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Lavern's Law

On January 31, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into effect what is known as “Lavern's Law”. Significantly, Lavern's Law extends the medical malpractice statute of limitations (the time within which you have to file a lawsuit), in failure to diagnose cancer cases, by applying a date of discovery rule.

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Medical Malpractice and Continuous Treatment

The Statute of Limitations is the time within which you have to file a lawsuit. New York Civil Practice Law Rules section 214-a specifically addresses the statute of limitations for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice cases in New York.

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Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT IN NEW YORK?The Statute of Limitations is the time within which you have to file a lawsuit. The Statute of Limitations (SOL) is a strict time and if you do not file your lawsuit within that timeframe, it will be too late. The SOL in New York for medical malpractice cases is specific for this type of case.

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Medication Errors

Every year, in the United States, thousands of people die as the result of medication errors and many thousands more suffer severe adverse reactions related to a medication error. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they receive more than 100,000 reports of suspected medication error each year. Many of these medications errors result in hospitalization, disability, birth defects and death.

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What Are the Attorney Fees in A Personal Injury Case?

WHAT ARE THE ATTORNEY FEES IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE? In New York, attorney fees in personal injury cases are on a contingency basis. That means that your attorney receives no money unless there is a successful conclusion (monetary recovery) either by settlement or jury verdict.

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Attorney Fees in Medical Malpractice Cases

WHAT ARE THE ATTORNEY FEES IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE?In New York, attorney fees in personal injury cases are on a contingency basis. That means that your attorney receives no money unless there is a successful conclusion (monetary recovery) either by settlement or jury verdict.

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